The "Pearls" auxiliary team at Research Triangle Charter Academy (RTCA) recently competed in the 2018 Kings Dominion Dance Festival at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell, Virginia.
Performing a tribute to victims of mass shootings, the middle school ladies earned an excellent rating, as well as, highest point total in the open/group category.
The team faced fierce competition from schools and dance studios in Philadelphia, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and more.
“Choreography to the song by Eryn Allen Kane ‘Have Mercy’ was one of the crowd's favorites of the day for sure,” said Jessica Burroughs, who directs the team.
The "Pearls" serve as the year-round dance, flag, & baton ensemble for the RTCA marching eagle regiment" band at the school.